This story has been a long time coming and it’s just the beginning. My sister and I have shared this story on our latest HSBN Show and hope it is a blessing to you. We have always known we were sisters – not just sisters in Christ as we all are as children of God, but actual sisters, twins in fact. Now, if you know us, you’re probably thinking we are crazy right now and we are not real sisters! But what defines what is real and what isn’t? Did you know that the things birthed in the spirit are more real than the things in this natural world that we can see, taste, touch and hear? In this first part of a two-part blog, we will introduce you to the difference between the spirit realm and the natural realm. There is so much to say, we could do 5 parts to this, but for purposes of time, here is a brief introduction. Continue on to Part 2 for our personal story…
We have heard the verse,” We are in this world, but not of it.” Although we live in a natural, carnal world, we were designed as spirit beings programmed to live and operate in spirit. The struggle for Christians is operating in a realm contrary to what our flesh is seeing and feeling – the natural world. Because we can’t see the Spirit realm, we tend to feed into the natural world more because it’s visible, however it is the invisible that created the visible.
There are two Kingdoms operating here and although our flesh lives in one, our spirit dwells and responds to the other. The spiritual realm is more real than the natural and in fact, determines what happens in the natural realm.
We are all born spiritual beings. We all have a spirit. But until we are born again, we can’t see the things of the spirit. Those who are not saved, or born again are blinded to the things of the spirit, and therefore walk in the flesh, never fully attaining all they were created to be and do. Once we are born again and receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, Jesus comes to live in our hearts and heaven becomes our home, meaning we now have full access to the heavenly realm through Jesus. The heavenly realm is where God’s provision is and to receive from the heavenly realm we need to reach out in faith and take it.
Like our founding Pastor Deborah says, faith is what moves goods and services from heaven to earth. Like salvation, we received salvation through faith.
Reaching out in faith is not believing for something that does not exist, but rather receiving something that God has already made available in the Spiritual realm and bringing it into our natural realm. Reaching out in faith for salvation is invisible to the natural eye, however more real than anything in the natural realm. “The spiritual realm is a real world, invisible to the natural eye but visible to the eye of faith,” wordlibrary.co.uk
“What the eyes of the body are for physical objects, faith is for the hidden eyes of the soul,” Olivier L. Clement who wrote The Roots of Christian Mysticism…
We are able to be sure of what we hope for when we realize it already exists with God in the spiritual realm. The promises of God make us aware of what God has provided for us. We need to study the Bible in order to increase our faith and have a better understanding of what God has made available for us in the spiritual realm.
The natural realm, or Earth’s Kingdom is run by satan, while the spiritual realm, or Kingdom of heaven is operated by God. As children of God, we have all access to the Kingdom of heaven and the closer we get to God’s heart and understand what His desires are for us, we will know what it is He has for us. It wasn’t until I got that deep intimacy with God that I discovered what He had for me was what I thought impossible my entire life – a twin sister! Read on to Part 2 to hear our story!